Works by André Aciman in Media Spotlight
Acclaimed novels by Distinguished Professor André Aciman (Comparative Literature/French) are drawing major interest — from both major media and Hollywood alike.
Aciman’s newest work, Enigma Variations (2017), was called a “magnificent, living thing” in a New York Times book review.
“Aciman is all the way himself here,” the review notes. “He writes with the ferocity of a writer who’s finally getting his vision down, and he has to say it, has to get it out.”
Meanwhile, his 2007 novel Call Me by Your Name continues to wield cultural influence: this week a film adaptation premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, earning enthusiastic early praise.
“[The film] is a true stunner,” according to Vanity Fair, which called Aciman’s novel a “modern classic of gay literature.”
“It’s sexy and sad and funny. It’s Italy, it’s summer, it’s food, it’s family. It’s lust and shame and hope and resignation. It’s life, messy and brilliant,” according to the review.
Aciman is also the author of the novels Harvard Square and Eight White Nights, the memoir Out of Egypt, and the essay collections False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory and Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere. He has won a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.
He serves as director of the GC’s Writers’ Institute and the Center for the Humanities.
Submitted on: JAN 24, 2017
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